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Dropper seatposts are arguably the most innovative component in the bike industry in recent history. Then RockShox dropped (pun intended) the wireless Reverb AXS dropper seatpost and blew our minds! Fellow rider, Michael Zamora, installed one on his new Revel Rail and gives us his review. Check it out below!
I replaced the Magura Vyron Elect post with the Reverb AXS post. I was in the middle of a new build and was switching to AXS drive train so I decided to check out this dropper as well. This dropper is smooth and very responsive where the Magura sometimes had a little lag. The installation of a wireless dropper is so nice. No silly cables to cut and measure anymore. The AXS also got rid of the carbon saddle creeks that I would get so that’s a big plus for me as creeks and chain slap are just annoying on the trail. The looks and build to me are top-notch as they should be for the price you pay.
The AXS combined with the Revel Rail makes one smooth and quiet machine that just rips. I went with the 150mm dropper and I think I might have been able to get away with the 170mm, just insert it all the way in and be at the perfect ride height. I really like the feel of the lever as well. It has a really nice build quality to it. I haven’t been able to kill the battery yet on the Reverb so I can’t yet give my opinion on charging yet. With that said I have been on three or four decent rides and it’s still working so that’s a plus. - it just works. So maybe just having one or two spare batteries that are always ready to go will help eliminate any downtime with that. The sync from the remote to the post was simple as well and they've had no issues with communicating with each other.
The AXS system also comes with an app, The AXS app is a centralized place to control, personalize and monitor AXS enabled components from SRAM and RockShox. I have added my different bikes in there for now but really haven’t had a chance to mess with everything yet. It seems to be a cool feature that you get with this system. It also says you can customize your AXS to your riding style and assign custom action to your controls so that seems like that will be helpful in the future.
All in all, I would say I was hesitant about getting this for the price but after having it and playing with it, the thing is just pretty f-ing cool and I’m glad I got it. Are there other droppers that work well for a quarter of the cost? You bet, but I wanted to build a badass machine that I haven’t seen on my trails and I think this Reverb AXS helped me do it.
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